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Mar 30, 2014 - Redwoods, CA

We drove up the coast and I have, thus far, seen the most beautiful sites of my life. I grew up flying everywhere, and had yet, until now, been able drive and experience travel on such a different level. We were in such awe by this leg of the trip. The redwoods are beyond what I could even imagine. As soon as you step in to these forests, the temperature drops, light dims and it becomes almost silent. You become one with nature and your voices drop to a whisper. We traveled through several small towns, with populations as low as 50. We...

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Jul 25, 2012 - The Desire for a Shower without Shoes

The Redwoods were pretty but not as great as everyone says. We enjoyed the trees of Klamath, CA. Lucas has been in a trolley, motor home, car, bicycle and now a sky rail. He is such a good dog! There was so much fog which they (the mysterious they) say is great for keeping the drees from drying out. It makes sense but I would rather have sunshine. When we arrived at our campsite we were tired. Tired of walking to the bathrooms, tired of saying excuse me as we move about the RV, tired of climbing into bed, tired of no cell or WiFi signal...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Pacific Ocean

We had a wonderful time at the beach. I know that most people can say this, but how many can say this about the Pacific? It was everything that we expected. The water was a pretty blue, the surf was nice, and the breeze was good. It was nice to spend the 4th of July there. What more could you ask for . This is as far west as we can go. Now we are going to head out for home. We are starting to miss seeing our family and friends. We haven't been able to go to church because of the dog. She would tear the camper up if we left her alone. So we...

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Jul 7, 2012 - California Redwood Trees

Hello from Northern California, We have been traveling all around Canada and Alaska and have seen signs for elk crossings. The problem was that we never saw one elk at a crossing until we came to California. We couldn’t believe they were just standing there eating the grass. Yes, that is the Pacific Ocean in the picture with them. We just loved the giant Redwood trees. It sure makes you seem small when you stand among them and look around. Cindy said that she felt like she was in an enchanted forest. To look around at the giant trees and...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Seeing the wood from the trees

Day 8 in the Big Trek Camp. 10am. The campmates fail abysmally to leave at the instructed 7.30am and as punishment are subjected to more country music from Skippy. Additionally they are then driven to the Redwood visitor centre where there are no working toilets and a very cold and stormy beach. 11.30am. Skippy has not finished with his punishments and tells the campmates their next hike will be a short 2.5 miles to see the world's tallest tree. Skippy fails to mention that whilst short, the trail is considered "strenous" and very steep....

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Aug 21, 2009 - The long and winding road

Day 7 in the Big Trek Camp. 9am. And the campates finally leave San Francisco, only 1.5 hours late. Big Trek Brother and Skippy seem unbothered again and are building in contingency for such events. 1.16pm. Skippy forces the campmates to spend 1.5hours in the coastal town of Mendocino which they are told was the set of the 1980's tv classic, Murder She Wrote. Dame MAggie and Queenie go in search of Jessica Fletcher and dead bodies but instead only find the post office and some nice art galleries. 9pm. After a very long and occasionally...

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Feb 26, 2009 - Redwoods National Park

After a really long drive north, we made it to Jedediah Smith State Park, which is located within Redwoods National Park. This park is located very near Crescent City, CA -about 30 miles south of the border with Oregon. Man, what huge trees they have here! Taller and older than giant sequoias in southern CA. There was a nearly constant drip, drip while we were here as well, but I think that's pretty much par for the course. We were able to get out and do a little hiking among the great trees. The Smith River flows through the park, and wow,...

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Jul 11, 2008 - Redwoods

~Mill creek campgrounds, after being denied at the first camp site we had to backtrack to mill creek and camp there. which as soon as we got there. there was a weirdness about it that we havent felt at any othe camp site. it wasnt good or fun but we eat our dinner early and caught a great sunset on the local beach (on a huge fallen tree) and then we got into our home early enough to be up at 6 am for a full day or exploring. These trees are so incredible... my absolute favorite thus far,,, we climbed and crawled inside and out and walked...

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